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Benign prostatic enlargement can be influenced by metabolic profile: results of a multicenter prospective study

  • Mauro Gacci1Email author,
  • Arcangelo Sebastianelli1,
  • Matteo Salvi1,
  • Cosimo De Nunzio2,
  • Linda Vignozzi3,
  • Giovanni Corona4,
  • Tommaso Jaeger1,
  • Tommaso Chini1,
  • Giorgio Ivan Russo5,
  • Mario Maggi3,
  • Giuseppe Morgia5,
  • Andrea Tubaro2,
  • Marco Carini1 and
  • Sergio Serni1
BMC UrologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:22

Received: 18 February 2016

Accepted: 22 March 2017

Published: 4 April 2017

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Original Submission
18 Feb 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
8 Jul 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hasbey Hakan KOYUNCU
30 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - W Bushman
4 Oct 2016 Author responded Author comments - Mauro Gacci
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Oct 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Mauro Gacci
Resubmission - Version 3
15 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
22 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12894-017-0211-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Urology, University of Florence, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
Department of Urology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Endocrinology Unit, Maggiore-Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy
Department of Urology, Policlinico Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy